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The Millrose Games are played in New York City's Madison Square Garden held on the first Friday in February of every year. These annual indoor athletics meet include both track and field games.
The Millrose Games began in 1908 when Millrose Athletic Association, was formed as a recreational club by the employees of the John Wanamaker Department Store. ?Millrose?was the name of the country home of Rodman Wanamaker.
In 1914, the Millrose Games moved to Madison Square Garden and have been there since then making the games the oldest continuous sporting event held at MSG.
Millrose Games saw some very exciting and remarkable sporting moments over the years. The first decade of Millrose games was highlighted by a 1 ? Mile race. The race began in 1916 and continued till 1925.
The final edition was won by Paavo Nurmi, the nine-time Olympic gold medalist from Finland. In 1930s, the popularity of Millrose games rose to far and wide areas of the country and more and more people started taking interest in it.
This was the time when legendary sports announcer Ted Husing started broadcasting the race live on his 10 p.m. radio show.
Another classic competition in the Millrose Games is Wanamaker Mile. The competition is in 82nd running now and has been won by 44 different athletes such as Glenn Cunningham, Kip Keino, Tony Waldrop, Filbert Bayi, Steve Scott, Noureddine Morceli, Marcus O?Sullivan and Eamonn Coghlan.
Coghlan is an Irish legend whose name is synonymous with the event. He won the Wanamaker Mile seven times and is known as ?Chairman of the Boards? for his dominance on the old wooden Millrose track.
The Millrose Games has witnessed many history making sporting events over the years. Ray Conger?s upseted Nurmi in the Wanamaker Mile in a thrilling match held in 1929, Pole vaulter Cornelius Warmerdam became the first person to vault 15 feet (4.6 m) indoors in 1942 and John Thomas hitted the first 7-foot (2.1 m) high jump in 1959.
Millrose Games has witnessed an ear-splitting encouragement from the crowd in 1980 with Mary Decker?s thrilling run to a 1500-meter World Indoor Record. Carl Lewis shattered the World Indoor Record in 1984 with 28 feet (8.5 m), a mark that still stands.
And finally the moments that became history was when Eamonn Coghlan won his seventh Wanamaker Mile in 1987 and the more recent in 2001when Stacy Dragila set a late-night pole vault world record.
The most prolific winner in the history of Millrose Games is Loren Murchison. He is a sprinter who won 13 titles between 1919 and 1926.
Others luminaries include pole vaulter Bob Richards, hurdler Greg Foster and Mark Everett who has won ten 500-600-800m titles. Hurdler Harrison Dillard and miler Eamonn Coghlan are also celebrated for there unmatched performances in Millrose Games.
Women are not behind men as four women athletes share the honor of most Millrose wins at eight apiece. These include 400-meter runner Diane Dixon, who won straight from 1988-1992, middle-distance runner Jearl Miles-Clark, shot putter Connie Price-Smith and high jumper Tisha Waller.
Apart from this, many athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose Games and Olympic champions. Around two hundred Olympians played in Millrose game in different years.
Watch out for the next Millrose Games as the fun and excitement never faints at this super saga of non-stop games.
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